Extensive storm leaves Washington without power

16:31, July 27, 2010      

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A massive storm hit Washington, D.C. and its surrounding areas on July 25, leaving four people dead and some 430,000 without electricity. It is estimated that it could take days to restore power in the affected areas.


The storm has brought cooler weather to Washington, D.C. where people had been suffering from a two-week heat wave. But it also brought huge losses to Washington and its suburbs. According to statistics, some 430,000 people suffered from power outages, and 182,000 were left without electricity. Local officials noted that it was the worst power outage since Hurricane Isabel in 2003.


The storm downed power lines and damaged transformers in Washington and its suburb. A Government spokesperson noted that it was not clear when the power would be restored. According to the power company, power would hopefully restored by Monday (July 26) or Tuesday (July 27) night.

By People's Daily Online

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